Cape May’s ‘An Old-fashioned Christmas Exhibit’ Delights the Child in Everyone

Thousands of Christmas holiday visitors since 2011 have delighted in visiting “An Old-Fashioned Christmas Exhibit: Holiday Traditions through the Years,” at Cape May’s Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St. The exhibit has become a much-anticipated part of Cape May’s festive holiday season.

The exhibit features a giant indoor Christmas tree, a Dept. 56 Dickens Village, model trains, nostalgic photos from Christmas past, toys and much more. In 2009, Ernie & Betsy Heegard, of Norristown, Pa., donated to the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) their extensive Dept. 56 Dickens Village Collection, which is a highlight of this exhibit.

An Old-fashioned Christmas Exhibit is open daily through Jan. 1, 2019 (except Thanksgiving and Christmas). Admission is free.

For information, call (609) 884-5404 or (800) 275-4278, or visit